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    Default Front Honda Emblem Replacement Ideas

    The Honda emblem on the nose has a few letters that look to be very weak (adhesive backing), looking for ideas on something different to put up there, but NOT the big"H" that come on the cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montero1 View Post
    The Honda emblem on the nose has a few letters that look to be very weak (adhesive backing), looking for ideas on something different to put up there, but NOT the big"H" that come on the cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montero1 View Post
    The Honda emblem on the nose has a few letters that look to be very weak (adhesive backing), looking for ideas on something different to put up there, but NOT the big"H" that come on the cars.
    how about the obama symbol? you know that circle with the waves of grain (or whatever the hell it is). how about that?
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    I put the Honda bra on the front. Easier to clean and no bugs between the letters.
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    How's a good way of removing the Honda emblem?
    I'd like to just take it right off.
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    Just remove em all. I debadged my wing and in the process of doing my new Sierra Texas Edition. Sure makes it a snap to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Black Bird View Post
    Just remove em all. I debadged my wing and in the process of doing my new Sierra Texas Edition.
    Don't they leave a sticky residue? How do you get the final "squeaky clean" appearance?
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    Why not one of those Gold Eagles with talons extended? I thought I'd do that but my Honda hasn't failed yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker John View Post
    How's a good way of removing the Honda emblem?
    I'd like to just take it right off.
    Soak with WD-40 or Ronsonol lighter fluid (no smoking while doing this). Let is set for awiile and then PUT ON GLOVES & loop some fishing line under there and "saw" the letters off. Finish with Ronsonol, then wax and buff. Do it before your paint fades.

    BTW - eventually, the gold plating will come off the letters anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo View Post
    Soak with WD-40 or Ronsonol lighter fluid (no smoking while doing this). Let is set for awiile and then PUT ON GLOVES & loop some fishing line under there and "saw" the letters off. Finish with Ronsonol, then wax and buff. Do it before your paint fades.

    BTW - eventually, the gold plating will come off the letters anyway.
    Hmmm ... like that better than the "use a heat gun" method I used some years ago ... got a little TOO close and some waviness of the plastic was noticeable, at least to me.

    The sticky residue was easy to clean off with WD-40!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drkeds View Post
    Don't they leave a sticky residue? How do you get the final "squeaky clean" appearance?
    WD40 or products like Goof Off and Goop remove the glue quite well.

    Also, un-waxed dental floss works well for emblem removal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker John View Post
    How's a good way of removing the Honda emblem?
    I'd like to just take it right off.
    Wife's hair dryer and dental floss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Black Bird View Post
    WD40 or products like Goof Off and Goop remove the glue quite well.

    Also, un-waxed dental floss works well for emblem removal.

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    How about a Palin/Pawlenty 2012 sticker?



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    I'd replace the letters with these, and see how many people would actually notice....

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    Its a pretty sticky subject,
    Goo-Off or GooBGone and cotton thread works like a charm!
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    I agree that dental floss (un-minted for those smart-alecky types) works great to remove items stuck on with foam double sided tape. It cuts through the foam releasing the item so you can then get access to get the sticky adhesive off.

    I keep a couple of sticks of Plexiglas in my tool box for scrapping off stickers, decals, and flimsy stuff put on with adhesives. I make them 3/8-1/4" thick, about 4-5" long, and 3/4-1" wide. I "sharpen" the business end to a ~30 deg bevel using a bench grinder and then smooth it with a flat file. Be sure to take the sharp edge off the back end so you don't cut yourself on the sharp corners. You could probably put some sort of cushion on the back end but if you are pressing that hard, you risk damaging the item from which you are trying to remov the sticker.

    The plastic will not mar most surfaces unless you go at it like you are stupid and intent on screwing up the surface. You can slice across it like it was a knife for a decal that is large and really stuck on tight. For smaller decals I just wiggle the back end left-right to concentrate the pressure on one side and then other to sort of walk it through the decal. If the surface is glass, metal, or a well cured/hardened paint (like the paint of a Gold Wing), then it should be perfectly safe using this device.
    For new paint that has not fully hardened? All bets are off.

    I recommend a product called Goo-Gone for removal of the sticky residue that remains. It is based on an oil from oranges (not a petroleum product) so it smells nice and is kind to paint. You can use an orange stick (small piece of wood from the orange tree) or your fingernail to gingerly work it down to the paint so you don't scratch anything.

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    I took mine off back when my 02 was new. I had bought the H emblem from EC, but didn't like the way it looked, so it's nekid.

    Just soaked it with WD40 for about 5 minutes. They pulled right off. Goo Gone is better for the job, but I just didn't have any at the time.
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    First thing I did when I brought home my 03 was to remove the Honda emblems on the fairing and the trunk. I just pulled each letter off, the remaining sticky tape rolled off easily with my fingers. I then used some goo gone and then waxed the plastic.


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    I've been thinking of taking mine off, but am a little worried about the
    fading problem? Mines an 04, and...? I guess if I do, I could always find a way to put them back on. Anyone try with an older bike, and what were the results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazmun View Post
    I've been thinking of taking mine off, but am a little worried about the
    fading problem? Mines an 04, and...? I guess if I do, I could always find a way to put them back on. Anyone try with an older bike, and what were the results?
    Yep, I just pulled mine off my '02 a couple weeks ago, and no fading that I can tell. I want to come up with something to put there too, I thought maybe a Peterbilt emblem or something.

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    How about this fender emblem- I just wonder if it isn't too rounded to fit the fender and not fit on the flat nose where the Honda emblem was.


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    I took mine off my 02 after about 4 years and had no fading, I used a hair dryer, heated them up and pulled them off, used WD 40 to remove residue. They are still o n my 08, I haven't decided what way I want to go with that one.

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    Removed mine a few weeks ago also. Now it's easier to clean off the Bugs.
    Like others said, wd-40 then wax. LOOKS GREAT!

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